Wine to Water by Doc Hendley
A Bartender's Quest to Bring Clean Water to the World

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The captivating story of an ordinary bartender who's changing the world through clean water.

Doc Hendley never set out to be a hero. In 2004, Hendley-a small- town bartender- launched a series of wine-tasting events to raise funds for clean-water projects and to bring awareness to the world's freshwater crisis. He planned to donate the proceeds through traditional channels, but instead found himself traveling to one of the world's most dangerous hot spots: Darfur, Sudan.

There, Doc witnessed a government-sponsored genocide where the number-one weapon wasn't bullets-it was water. The Janjaweed terrorists had figured out that shooting up a bladder containing 10,000 liters of water, or dumping rotting corpses into a primary water source is remarkably efficient for the purposes of mass extermination. With limited funds, Doc realized that he couldn't build new wells costing $10,000 a pop, but he could hire local workers to restore a damaged well for a mere $50 each. He'd found his mission. Today, Doc and Wine to Water continue to help stricken peoples repair and maintain water- containment systems in places like Darfur, Cambodia, Uganda, and Haiti.

Doc is a regular, rough-and-tumble guy who loves booze, music, and his Harley- but he also wanted to help. Wine to Water is a gripping story about braving tribal warfare and natural disasters and encountering fascinating characters in far-flung regions of the world. It is also an authoritative account of a global crisis and an inspirational tale that proves how ordinary people can improve the world.


About Doc Hendley

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DOC HENDLEY is the founder and president of Wine to Water, a nonprofit organization focused on providing clean water to people in need around the world. When he isn't traveling to underdeveloped nations or raising awareness for the world's water crisis, Hendley spends his time in Boone, North Carolina, with his wife and two children.
Published January 5, 2012 by Avery. 308 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Travel, Professional & Technical, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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The founder of the nonprofit organization Wine to Water gives a highly personal account of how he came to that mission and of the work that it is doing today.

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When Hendley learned about the world water crisis and that “unclean water kills a child every twenty seconds” he was just a bartender in a small town in North Carolina who spent most of his time drinking and playing music in bars or riding his Harley.

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His book Wine to Water is subtitled: A Bartender’s Quest to Bring Clean Water to the World, and in the opening chapter we see just how dangerous that quest was via a riveting account of fleeing from armed Janjaweed tribesmen in Darfur.

Feb 09 2012 | Read Full Review of Wine to Water: A Bartender's ...

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The answer was part naiveté, part ambition, part blind hope: Doc Hendley.

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